Events in Film & TV on June 15

Historic InventionFirst Moving Images

1878 World's first moving pictures caught on camera (used 12 cameras, each taking 1 picture) done to see if all 4 of a horse's hooves leave the ground
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  • 1916 Boeing Model 1 [B & W Seaplane], the 1st Boeing product, flies for the 1st time
  • 1948 WPIX TV channel 11 in NYC, NY (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1948 WTNH TV channel 8 in New Haven, CT (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WLFI TV channel 18 in Lafayette, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Premier

1960 "The Apartment" directed by Billy Wilder and starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1961)

  • 1962 WWUP TV channel 10 in Sault Ste Marie, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Release

1967 "The Dirty Dozen", based on E. M. Nathanson's novel, directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Charles Bronson is released in the US

  • 1969 "Hee Haw" with Roy Clark & Buck Owens premieres on CBS TV

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1983 "Black Adder" TV comedy premieres starring Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson and written by Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson on BBC1

Actor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson
Actor and Comedian
Rowan Atkinson
  • 1985 "Pryor's Place" children's show last airs on CBS-TV
  • 1994 Disney's animated musical film "The Lion King" opens in theaters with $42 million

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 British model Naomi Campbell hospitalized due to drug overdose

Supermodel & Actress Naomi Campbell
Supermodel & Actress
Naomi Campbell

Film release premierFilm Release

2005 "Batman Begins", directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Katie Holmes goes on wide release